Finger’s crossed no regrets tonight about letting the little one sleep for a bit. Big one is upstairs playing so finally I get a minute to write a very quick blog. Or at least add a couple of activity sheets and a poem to the page! This one I took to a nursery workshop and and a year 1 workshop a while ago and it worked well. As a basic for nursery session, I read the poem then chatted about the kids where they would take their alien for the day. One of my favourite responses was “I’d take them to Tesco!”. Priorities eh?
For year one, I got them to describe their alien, then the other person had to draw. For lockdown – this could work well on video call with a friend perhaps?
Gah going to have to hurry – big one has just come downstairs with a broken Lego jail…..
So here’s the poem, and worksheets with activity ideas. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for reading and please share any pictures on Twitter/Instagram with @kidsstoryworld #AlienAntics !
I Wonder About Aliens
By Kirsten Allen
I wonder about aliens
And what would happen if they came,
Down to visit planet Earth.
Do you think we’d look the same?
Would they have hands and toes like us?
Or the biggest furry paws?
Perhaps neither, perhaps both…
Perhaps GINORMOUS purple claws?
Do you think the aliens would talk like us?
What would they like to do?
Perhaps they’d want to spend the day at a local zoo?
Do you think you’d ever meet one?
What on Earth do you think they’d do?